The Psychopathology of Serial Murder

Author: Stephen J. Giannangelo
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 027595434X
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Psychology

In this book, criminologist Stephen Giannangelo offers an original theory of the origins and development of the serial murderer. The author constructs a two-part model of the serial murderer's development. The first part outlines biological factors and concomitant psychological anomalies that can predispose individuals toward homicidal behavior. Then, in developing the second part of his model, Giannangelo describes how a traumatic environmental stressor may trigger a cyclical pattern of violent behavior in those persons predisposed to kill. Having constructed his archetype of the serial killer, the author concludes by suggesting how diagnostic tools could be constructed and employed by psychologists, criminologists, and law enforcement officials to recognize the serial killer and to arrest the cycle of violence.


Author: Tom Gash
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241960448
Release Date: 2016-05-05
Genre: Social Science

The way we see and understand crime falls into two types of story that, in essence, have been told and retold many times throughout human history - in fiction, as in fact. Criminality is either a selfish choice, an aberration; or a forced choice, the product of social factors. These two stories continue to dominate both our views of and responses to crime. And, says Tom Gash, they are completely wrong. In seeking to dispel the myths that surround and inform our views of crime, Criminal argues that our obsession with 'big arguments' about crime's causes can lead us to mistake individual cases as proof of universal rules. How, he asks, can we suspend our knee-jerk reactions, and begin to understand crime for what it is: as a risk that can be managed and reduced.

Victimizing Vulnerable Groups

Author: Charisse Tia Maria Coston
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0275966143
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Political Science

Examines particular demographics that are susceptible as targets of crime.

Self fulfilling Prophecy

Author: Robert T. Tauber
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0275955028
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Education

Explores the effects of self-fulfilling prophecy on students and teachers, with chapters on mechanisms of the self-fulfilling prophecy, and expectations linked to gender, race, name, appearance, and socioeconomic level. Testimonials by teachers at all levels relate their experiences. Useful for pre-


Author: Anthony Walsh
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781506372020
Release Date: 2017-01-20
Genre: Social Science

Criminology: The Essentials, Third Edition, by Anthony Walsh and Cody Jorgensen, introduces students to major theoretical perspectives and criminology topics in a concise, easy-to-read format. This straightforward overview of the major subject areas in criminology still thoroughly covers the most up-to-date advances in theory and research. In the new full-color Third Edition, special features have been added to engage the reader in thinking critically about concepts in criminology.


ISBN: UCSC:32106014878448
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Best books

Critical Criminology at the Edge

Author: Dragan Milovanovic
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 0275968286
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Law

Introduces key emerging perspectives in postmodern analysis and discusses their application in criminology, law, and social justice.

Asphalt Justice

Author: John Raymond Cook
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 0275968278
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Law

Challenges the current criminal justice emphasis on incarceration and punishment and encourages instead a focus on rehabilitation and treatment.

Chaos criminology and social justice

Author: Dragan Milovanovic
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: UOM:39015039031607
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Law

Key researchers in the fields of criminology and law demonstrate the application of the conceptual tools of chaos theory in providing new theoretical insights and suggested transformative practices for building the just society.

War Stories

Author: Susann Walens
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: UOM:39015040734132
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A poignant and often startling account of one woman's experiences as an instructor in a maximum security prison.